Day #345 Rocket From The Crypt - Born in ‘69
Source: A Long time ago back in the day i used to do the Skateboard Demos for Warp tour. you know go out and do mediocre tricks in-between the really good guys so they can catch their breath? yeah that was me, looking back now what kind of retard volunteers up that service to be in the blazing hot sun all day long with no shade. This guy did, i guess i just didn’t care as long as i was skateboarding. we Did get free drinks and snacks which reminds me of this shirt.
I remember this year we were in SF, right by the bridge on a giant slab of concrete over looking the bay. it could have been worse. Many bands played that year but only one sticks out in my head. Rocket From The Crypt. I had never seen them before, and this would be my first time. And i have to say boy was i underwhelmed. But in RFTC defense they don’t belong anywhere but in a club, not in a converted semi truck fold down stage in the middle of the sun.
So the free snacks for the “Atheletes” that year was form the sponsor Power Bar. Sure some of you have eaten one of these futuristic snacks at some point that resemble something you might snack on during your flight on Prometheus to a distant planet. It is very dense food, that has little flavor. Buuuuut they were free so my friend and I ate about 5-6 of them. Maybe i dint have that many, but my friend Chad did, he was way more of a mooch than me, but he was younger and therefor had less income, too young too work n all. So, after eating all these and skating all day at some point i was bored and decided to read what was in these bars. A lot of shit i had no idea what it was but i did notice this warning on the back “EAT WITH A GALLON OF WATER” I might be exaggerating but it was some obscene amount of water. so i turn to chad and asked ” did you read this?” he just looked at me and said no, and had this hypochondriac look on his face. I wasn’t sweating it cause i drank a ton that day cause i loose water like crazy when i skate.
Chad called me 3 days later after the demo to tell me he handy pooped since the Warp Tour and if he should be worried. I suggested if he didn’t enjoy turning yellow he might want to consider some laxatives. A few weeks passed and i asked him whatever happened, and all he has to say was duuuude, it was a mess” i was backed up and it all came to a head. I left that alone cause that was really more information that i needed, and probably more than you needed to read.